This Steam Game Having Thousands Of Players Costs Less Than $1

This game has been popular since a decade and more.

Steam’s Winter Sale 2023 has some amazing discounted prices for games, but there’s one title that has 33K players in-game at the time of writing, but only costs $0.99 and that’s Left 4 Dead 2. The price might even be lower based on your region, so go ahead and snag it before the Winter Sale ends on January 4, 2024 at 10 a.m. PT.

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Left 4 Dead 2 has a higher player count than many recent games

Left 4 Dead 2 is still popular, despite being released around 14 years ago. While exact numbers can fluctuate, Left 4 Dead 2 consistently maintains a healthy online community. It regularly sees several thousand players concurrently on Steam and can climb into the tens of thousands during peak hours. As per Steam Charts, L4D2’s 24-hour peak had 44,811 players which is more than Starfield‘s 14,863 and Diablo 4‘s 24h peak of 11,138.

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The core co-op zombie-slaying action of Left 4 Dead 2 is addictive and even Back 4 Blood, which is the spiritual successor, isn’t able to reach its player count. The dynamic AI Director keeps each playthrough fresh, the four original campaigns are still incredibly fun, and the vast amount of user-created content adds even more replayability.


Left 4 Dead 2 has loads of mods that have kept the game interesting even after years. This allowed players to create and experience new maps, campaigns, game modes, and even graphical upgrades. Mods are one of the reasons why the game still caters to a wide range of players and their preferences.

L4D2 has a dedicated community known for being welcoming and helpful to newcomers. This positive gaming environment has kept players coming back for more and certainly plays a role in its longevity.

While Valve hasn’t released any major official updates for Left 4 Dead 2 in recent years, they occasionally fix bugs and address community concerns. This shows they still care about the game and its players.

So if you were planning to team up with friends and go on a zombie-slaying adventure, especially if your PC/laptop cannot run the newer games, this is the one you should definitely try out.